Before the Competition

Step 1:Register your team with the ‘head office’ to get an offical team number/name.

Step 2: Register for each individual event your team wishes to compete in.

Step 3: Know the dates and times of each event in your area.

Step 4: Prepare for ‘Field Trip Permission forms’ designated by your school district.

Step 5: Prepare a transportation plan for each event.

Step 6: Prepare an accomondation plan for each away event.

Step 7: Prepare for additional supervision as outlined by your school district’s field trip policies.

Know your Terms:

  • Inspection Area (each robot has to be inspected: VEX IQ Challenge Inspection Checklist)
  • Driver Skills Challenge
  • Programming Skills Challenge
  • STEM Project (Game Manual)
  • Game Match Fields
  • Registration table
  • Pit Area
  • Pit tables
  • Qualifying Rounds (matches)
  • Alliance Selections
  • Semi Final Rounds / Final Rounds

Your should: Know the Game

Your should: Read the game Documentations: VEX IQ Game Manual

Consider: Experiment with your Robot

Consider: Attend a Scrimmage/Practice Match

Consider: Get Advice and Feedback from the judges, referees, and your team coach(s)

Consider: Rebuild (if necessary) and Improve your robot

You Should: Sign up for a competition